Tourism in Ainavilli
Ainavilli in Andhra Pradesh is the most suitable place to build temple. These were built considering Vastu Sashtra. The temples of Ainavilli in Andhra Pradesh are located on the bank of a river, or near the seashore, or at the confluence of rivers, or on top of a mountain. It is true because this were in the midst of the lush - green fields, coconut gardens, natural surroundings of the Godavari River is Ainavilli, where the Siddi Vinayaka Temple is located. This temple is the prominent pilgrimage centre situated. It is believed that he fulfils the wishes of his devotees quickly. The devotees take a vow to visit the temple again if their wishes are fulfilled.
Mythological Significance of Ainavilli
According to the "Kshetra Purana" Ainavilli was supposedly written here, Daksha Prajapati was supposed to have performed Puja of Lord Vinayaka at this place praying and asking for the successful completion of performing Daksha Yajna.
According to another mythological legend, it is said that Vyasa Maharshi installed Lord Ganapati (Lord Ganesha) here before starting his tour of South India, thus establishing the temple with magnificent gopurams and gateways. The temple was built in a large, extended, and upraised area, this temple has two "Gopurams" (towers) sculpted skilfully with tales and idols related to the deity present in the temple. One can access this temple from two sides that is from the south and from the east. One can approach from the south where it leads one to the shrine of the presiding deity Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Swamy and from the east one can approach Sri Vishveshwara Swamy. The presiding deity, Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Swamy has been installed in a unique way. It was installed in the southwest corner facing the South direction. It is believed that if one installs Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Swamy facing in the south direction, it brings wealth and prosperity.
Temples of Ainavilli
Apart from Siddi Vinayaka Temple of the presiding deity Sri Siddhi Vinayaka Swamy, there are also other shrines which have been installed and are situated in this temple premises. There is a shrine of Annapurna Devi along with Sri Vishveshwara Swamy which faces east. To the right side of this shrine is the shrine of Sri Keshava Swamy along with his consort Sri Bhoo Devi. To the left side of Annapurna Devi along with Sri Vishveshwara Swamy shrine, there is another shrine of Sri Annapurna Devi which faces south. In the northeast corner of the temple, there is a shrine of Sri Kala Bhairava Swamy which faces east, and is the Kshetra Palaka.
Every year temple festivals celebrated in Siddi Vinayaka Temple are Vinayaka Chavithi which is celebrated for totally 9 days, Kanuma, Lakshmi Soubhagya Puja, Goddess Lakshmi Puja, Ganapati homam, Karthika Masam Pujas and Prabha festival on Sankranti times.
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